With the wide selection of new products that come out annually, it can be overwhelming to have to keep up to date with everything that hits the market. To make this task easier on Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement readers, we have assembled this list of “Hot Products” to kick off 2016.
Craftex CX Series Dust Collector
With several thousand units sold, this 2HP Dust Collector is perfect for the mid-sized shop. Planers, Sanders and Table Saws of all sizes are no match for the power and versatility of this machine.
Why It’s Hot: Features a powerful 2HP motor, 1 micron top canister, solid steel collector arm for improved air flow and delivers a robust 17,000 CFM. Like all CX-Series machines, this unit features powder coated paint, sharp looking two tone colours and a full 3 year warranty.
Regular Price $699. On sale for $625. Sale ends January 9th 2016
FUJI PaintWIZ Handheld Paint Sprayer PRO
The PaintWIZ Handheld PRO uses High Volume Low Pressure technology to spray thinner materials such as stains, sealers, urethanes, varnishes, and lacquers. Designed with a 400W indoor/outdoor motor and 3 spray pattern options, your sprayer will produce a continuous flow of material resulting in an excellent fine finish. The PaintWIZ Handheld PRO will spray light body materials with less overspray than your regular sprayer and with unbelievable control.
Why It’s Hot: Easy setup and less mess compared to brushes and rollers!
Whatever you are spraying (kitchen cabinets, trims, patio furniture, decks and fences), the PaintWIZ Handheld PRO will get any indoor/outdoor job done quick and easy. The perfect sprayer for your Home and DIY needs!
Centipede Portable Work System
Available in two models, the Centipede Sawhorse supports sheet lumber and table tops with 6 struts over a 2′ by 4′ area, is rated for 1,500 pounds, and folds down to 6″ x 9″. If you need a larger work surface, choose the Centipede Support XL – its 15 struts provide support over a 4′ by 8′ area, is rated for 3,000 pounds, and folds down to 9″ x 14″. Storage bag included.
Why It’s Hot: Use them as a heavy duty work table or bench base in the shop, on the job site, or around the home. Quick and easy to assemble, supports a huge amount of weight, and folds into a small, easy to store and transport size.
Craftex CX Series
The CX104 is loaded with features from top to bottom!
Why It’s Hot: This band saw is equipped with a solid one piece upper frame steel body, a powerful 1HP motor and features a 14″ x 18″ work table. With resaw capacity at 7″, precision balanced cast iron wheels and 2 working speeds, there isn’t much this saw can’t handle. With over 1,000 of these band saws in workshops across Canada, this is among the best selling 14″ band saw in the country.
Like all CX-Series machines, this unit features powder coated paint, sharp looking two tone colour and a full 3 year warranty.
Regular Price $899. On sale for $599.
Sale ends January 9th 2016
Kreg Jig K5 Master System
The Kreg Jig K5 Master System offers advanced features that make it the tool of choice for pocket-hole joinery. Those include a tool-free ratcheting clamp, a quick-release drill guide block, extension wings with storage, and a material stop. Plus, the Master System adds an Automaxx clamp that auto-adjusts to match material thickness, a portable drill-guide base, and downloadable step-by-step plans.
Why It’s Hot: The K5 Master System combines the most-advanced Kreg Jig with premium accessories—an Automaxx Clamp, a Portable Base, and step-by-step project plans—in one box, so you’ll have everything you need to start building with strong, reliable, repeatable Kreg Joinery.
BESSEY’s NEW Pipe Clamp
Although viewed as a more traditional tool, the pipe clamp can be found in nearly every workshop. BESSEY’s newest version has a stable base, smooth action ACME thread and a large clamping contact surface. It also comes standard with pads. Available in ½ IN (PC12-2) and ¾ IN (PC34-2) versions, the cast construction is designed for years of reliable service.
Why It’s Hot: The spindle comes with a hex head spindle to facilitate clamping. This feature is not to augment clamping force but rather, to make it easier for highly repetitive clamping functions or for those with wrist strength issues.
Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System
The Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System is a complete sharpening solution for every knife. The innovative Pivot-Response System allows the abrasive to follow the curve of the blade while sharpening — making manual sharpening faster, easier and more precise. Includes: Angle-Guided Bench Sharpener (17° & 20°), interchangeable Coarse and Fine 6″ Diamond Plates, Angle-Guided Field Hone. 42-Year Warranty.
Why It’s Hot: It was created for both novice and master sharpeners. Based on your skill level and the blade you want to sharpen, the Pivot-Response can be locked-out to create a traditional sharpening surface, or activated to do the work for you.
Sharpen dull and broken drill bits with Drill Doctor. Don’t get stuck in the middle of a project and run to the store for a new bit- just sharpen it and get back to work. Drill Doctors can sharpen a wide range of point angles and drill materials, probably everything you own. Visit website to learn about special offers.
Why it’s Hot:
• You already own a lifetime supply of drill bits. Now sharpen them and save money!
• Fast, easy, works every time
• Sharper than new results
• Saves money – pays for itself in just a few sharpenings
• Models to fit any budget
• Durable- three-year warranty
Work Sharp WS3000 Wood Tool Sharpener
An easy to use, dry sharpening system for chisels, plane irons, lathe & carving tools and more. Precision sharpening port has repeatable bevel angle settings: 20°, 25°, 30°, and 35°. Routed air flow and heat-sink cooling system. With NEW Tool Bar Attachment ($59.95): A faster, more consistent and repeatable way to sharpen lathe turning tools.
Why it’s Hot:
• Sharp blades mean better results
• Complete, frustration free sharpening system for your woodworking tools
• Consistent sharpening results
• Dry, air-cooled sharpening means less water mess
Complete package: two glass wheels, one Edge-Vision wheel, complete abrasive kit, instructional DVD, and more! $249.95
Easy Radiant Works EZ Duzzit Garage/Shop Heater
Experience the comfort of radiant heat in your shop with the EZ Duzzit radiant garage/shop heater. The EZ Duzzit offers 40,000 BTUH of comfortable radiant heat in a 22′ straight, 12′ U, or 10′ x 10′ L configuration. Available in propane or natural gas models, with an option for isolated combustion air, these units are perfect for the woodworking hobbyist.
Why It’s Hot: Manufactured in Canada, built to last, and covered by an industry best 4 year “No Ifs, Ands, or Buts” guarantee, the EZ Duzzit will provide decades of comfortable, safe, quiet, and fuel efficient heat in your garage or workshop.
MSRP – $1,410
Kreg System Organizer
The Kreg System Organizer stores your Kreg Jig and the other components of your Kreg Joinery system, such as Kreg clamps, drill and driver bits, drill guide blocks, Kreg Screws, and more in one compact, organized place. Custom molded inserts protect all of your Kreg gear, but still allow flexibility depending on which Kreg Jig and accessories you own.
Why It’s Hot: The System Organizer holds a Kreg Jig K3, K4, or K5, plus many more Kreg Joinery accessories. Inserts secure everything, but still allow versatility so that no section goes to waste, regardless of which model of Kreg Jig you own.
DEWALT 20V Max XR Cordless 16 gauge Angled Finish Nailer
DEWALT introduces the DCN660, its most advanced, light-weight, compact, and highly anticipated 20V MAX Cordless 16 GA Angled Finish Nailer with EXTREME RUNTIME (XR), powered by a Lithium Ion battery. With its efficient brushless motor, this cordless finish nailer is designed to be the primary finish nailer for Contractor’s, Remodelers, Trim and Finish Carpenters, and Cabinet Makers and Installers.
Why It’s Hot: Features of the DCN660 include tool-free jam release, tool-free depth adjustment, and tool-free stall release. It features a simple tool-free selectable trigger system that allows its actuation mode to be changed from sequential fire to bump for fast pace work. $499 for the Kit $409 for unit only.
DEWALT Random Orbit Sander
This new sander is part of DEWALT’s Perform & Protect line of power tools, designed to provide a high level of one or more of the following: control, dust containment, or low vibration – without sacrificing performance. To minimize vibration, a separate counterweight provides user with comfort and control.
Why It’s Hot: The shortest and one of the lightest 5″ random orbit sanders in its class at 140mm in height and only 2.9 lbs., the DWE6423K is a powerful 3 amp tool, delivering 8,000 to 12,000 OPM on a 3/32″ orbit. With the decreased height, users get closer to the sanding surface making sanding projects easier.
Stanley Bluetooth Laser Distance Measurer
This new lightweight and compact Laser Distance Measurer – model STHT77343 – with Bluetooth, syncs the TLM99s to smart phones and tablets via the STANLEY Floor Plan App. It makes job estimates quick and easy, instantly calculating square footage, volume, and distance. STANLEY Floor Plan is available for download through iTunes or Google Play store.
Why It’s Hot: The multi-functional TLM99s fits in a pocket and is a great tool for builders, remodelers, real estate agents, contractors, landscapers, painters, and do-it-yourselfers. The TLM99s is available at home centres across Canada for $149.
Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths
These finishing cloths offer you the convenience of a one step stain and finish system. The package consists of eight premoistened cloths impregnated with stain – enough to cover 50 square feet – along with plastic gloves to keep your hands clean. Recoat after 1 hour for an even deeper color and sheen. Clean up with soap and water.
Why It’s Hot: They’re perfect when you only need to stain a small project. Easy to use and economical. No mixing, no brushes, dries quickly, easy clean up, and available in five popular colours: natural oak, maple, chestnut, dark mahogany, and walnut.
Task Quickdraw TQ270
Task Quickdraw is the quickest & most accurate measuring and marking instrument available on the market. The Rollmark wheel, perfectly calibrated to the Tru-View sight, lays down a crisp graphite line. Each graphite load makes over 1000 marks and there are 10 refills included. Now you can measure and mark with one hand and be perfectly accurate every time!
Why It’s Hot: With Task Quickdraw, users no longer need a pencil and the unique sighting device above the tape blade ensures accurate marks. Task Tools has a product video on their website: task-tools.com/quickdraw. It’s not a tape measure, it’s Task Quickdraw!
KREG DIY Project Kit
The DIY Project Kit combines three must-have tools to create custom home-organizing products: the Kreg Rip-Cut, the Kreg Jig R3, and the Kreg Shelf Pin Jig. With this kit, a drill and a circular saw, you can create high-quality projects for your home easily and economically.
Why It’s Hot: It’s simply the ultimate do-it-yourself, home-improvement kit that will have you building custom home-organizing projects in no time!
Price offer for a limited time: $99.99
SuperMax Drum Sander with Open Stand
Impeccable for the small shops or woodworking enthusiast, the SuperMax 19-38 Drum Sander reduces the tedious job of sanding by hand, speeds up the process and consistency. It also has the INTELLISAND Technology that automatically adjusts conveyor speed based on load for the maximum results.
Why It’s Hot: The 19-38 Drum Sander was awarded 5 out of 5 stars by WOOD magazine, and received the Editor’s Pick award from American Woodworker magazine.
MSRP: $1 849.00 (Shown with optional accessories and supplies)
Diablo Pergo Laminate Flooring Saw Blades
The new Diablo Pergo Blades are the first blades specially designed for cutting all makes of laminate flooring. Cutting life is extended because of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tipped teeth, Triple Chip Grind (TCG) tooth design, and low tooth count with anti-kickback design. The anti-vibration design provides smooth, effortless cuts and the perma-SHIELD coating combats drag.
Why It’s Hot: This is the only blade approved by Pergo for cutting their material. Laminate flooring contains aluminum oxide, which is extremely abrasive to carbide blades. Diablo’s specially formulated carbide tip is resistant to aluminum oxide, allowing it to deliver 75 times the cutting life compared to other blades.
From $149 – $199
King Canada 12″ x 18″ Variable Speed Benchtop Lathe
With a 1 HP, 7 Amp motor, the KWL-1218VS provides ample power for all your small scale turning needs. It features precise spindle speed digital readout; variable speed from 450 – 3,800 RPM, with reverse switch; 24 indexing positions with spindle lock; a work light with 18″ flex shaft; and a heavy cast iron bed. An optional bed extension increases spindle capacity to 44″. Includes faceplate, tool 6″ & 12″ rests, and spur and live centres.
Why It’s Hot: This benchtop lathe saves shop space and money, yet enables you to turn a wide range of projects, including bowls, platters, pens, drawer pulls, chair spindles, coffee table legs, tool handles, and a host of toy parts and craft items.
Fein MultiMaster 350 Q
Introducing the next generation, the new FEIN MultiMaster FMM 350 Q. Made in Germany, state-of-the-art design featuring a unique anti-vibration system for minimum physical strain and safe working. Powerful 350 Watt motor with high copper content for continuous use and maximum power, combined with outstanding noise insulation, low weight, and easy handling.
Why It’s Hot:
• Up to 35% more power!
• Up to 50% less operating noise!
• Up to 70% less vibration!
• Dare to compare!
Sold in sets starting at $199.
Laguna Revo 18|36 Lathe
Laguna Tools is leading the Revolution! This new generation lathe features a steel bed, electronic variable speed, triple spindle indexing with lock, and headstock and tailstock handles situated on the back to eliminate interruption to workflow. The Revo 18|36 also features a tall profile tool-rest, onboard storage in the tailstock, and an optional 20″ multi-function extension.
Why It’s Hot: The Revo 18|36 Lathe features a brand new design that will excite any serious bowl turner! From the ergonomic angled control panel, to the smooth traveling cast iron headstock, to the cone-shaped headstock for easier access, it harnesses the strength of a lathe and takes it years beyond the competition.
Find Canadian dealers: lagunatools.com/Dealer-Locator
King Canada 1″ x 42″ Belt and 8″ Disc Sander
The KC-703C features a powerful 1/2 HP motor with a 5.8 Amp current draw. Solid cast-iron body and tables and steel base adds stability and minimizes vibration. The tables tilt from 0° to 45° for bevel work. A single knob enables you to track the belt and adjust tension. Dual 1-3/4″ and 2″ dust ports easily connect to a shop vac for optimal dust extraction.
Why It’s Hot: This two-in-one sanding station handles all your smallparts finishing including sanding, surfacing, grinding, sharpening, cleaning, and deburring on wood, metal, and plastics.
Flexcut Beginner 3-Blade Craft Carver Set
Flexcut’s Beginner Craft Carver Set is a convenient and economical way to get started in the rewarding and honored craft of woodcarving. The set includes a palm tool handle, three interchangeable carving blades, and a bass wood blank for carving a cowboy boot for a first project. The set comes with a stepby- step DVD along with an easy to read manual and project guide.
Why It’s Hot: The Starter Set makes a perfect holiday gift. It enables new carvers to achieve impressive results with their very first project.
Flexcut knives are precision made for maximum performance. Their high-carbon steel blades have durable points, hold an edge extremely well and are easily maintained by simple stropping. Each knife is expertly hand-sharpened and tested before shipping, so it’s ready to use right out of the package. Comfortable, curved ash handles allow for long periods of carving without hand fatigue. In addition to those pictured, a wide range of knives are available to handle every task from roughing in to fine detail carving.
Why they’re Hot: Flexcut knives are versatile, well-engineered tools, 100% North American made, assembled and sourced. The top pick of pro carvers, hobbyists and woodworkers around the world.
Flexcut Carvin’ Jack
The 6-Blade Carvin’ Jack is the world’s first folding multi-tool for woodcarving. It’s equipped with 2 scorps, straight gouge, a hook knife, chisel, and a detail knife. You also get a slip strop, a bar of Flexcut Gold polishing compound to keep your blades sharp, and a leather belt-mounted sheath that looks good with jeans or even your better pants.
Why It’s Hot: The only tool like it in the world – A woodcarving set in your pocket.
Amana Tool ZrN Coated CNC Bits
Amana Tool’s broad line of ZrN coated 2D/3D Solid Carbide Spiral CNC bits cannot be beat. Bits are specially designed for profiling and carving in plastic, foam, aluminum, & wood and other materials. Collection includes ball nose, flat bottom, straight or tapered Spiral Up-Cut bits. Amana’s ZrN bits are sold individually (46280 – tapered ballnose, costs $44.70) and in sets. (8 pc set #AMS-136, costs $309.68)
Why It’s Hot: Proprietary ZrN coating along with a high grade of solid carbide and superior grinding provides high resistance to wear, sharper cutting edges, extended tool life and less friction & heat buildup. Also allows for super precise detail work. Perfect for many applications.
General International 12″ x 17″ Variable Speed Maxi-Lathe VS+
Sturdy build with a full cast-iron head, tailstock, and bed. 3 variable speed ranges from 300-3600 RPM with forward/reverse switch, ideal for turning and sanding operations. Maximum distance between centers of 17 5/16″ with 12″ swing and a 180° pivoting head for outboard turning.
Why It’s Hot: A mini-lathe with all the features and performance needed for serious turning. Precision electronic speed controller with digital display allows turners to dial in the exact spindle speed they need for their most demanding projects.
Retail Price: $1099.99
General International 17″ Variable Speed Drill Press
Stable cast-iron head, table, and base, and precision bearings for smooth vibration-free performance. Featuring a 17″ swing and a 3 1/8″ spindle travel, the 75-165 is equipped with an industrial quality ¾ HP 120V motor, standard 5/8″ keyed chuck 3 1/8″ polished steel column, built-in laser pointer, safety switch with lock-out key, and see-through flip-up chuck guard.
Why It’s Hot: Simple easy to use hand lever controlled mechanical variable speed from 280 to 2100 rpm with digital speed display allows user to always be drilling at the correct speed without the need for expensive electronics.
Retail Price: $679.99
Milescraft AccuDrillMate is perfect for straight or angled drilling on the edge of a board or on round stock. Works with standard or masonry drill bits, forstner bits, spade bits and much more. All metal construction delivers control and accuracy. The guide base features self-centering channels on top and bottom and an angular readout from 90° to 45°.
Why It’s Hot: Milescraft AccuDrillMate is just the tool to provide you the precision and ease of drilling straight holes all of the time. You will get the precision of a drill press, with the ease of a hand drill.
Milescraft Drive90PLUS allows you to drive screws into tight spaces using your drill or impact driver. The new and improved design is compact and tough, making this the ideal right angle accessory. The gears are enhanced for durability and longer life. The magnetic ¼” hex socket accepts most standard hex accessories, such as bits, spade bits, and nut drivers.
Why It’s Hot: Impact ready, with a compact ergonomic design; lets you access those hard to reach areas. Robust, yet lightweight construction confidently handles all your confined drilling needs. Easily drive over 800 screws!!
General International 1 1/2 HP Portable 2-stage Dust Collector
Steel support frame and collection drum both mounted on smooth rolling casters for complete mobility within the shop. Collects and separates large chips into the included 30 gallon collection drum with fine dust filtered by a 1 micron high efficiency canister. Special design quick remove lid mechanism for fast, tool-free drum cleaning. Convenient remote controller also included.
Why It’s Hot: 2-stage cyclonic dust collection technology in a portable unit that’s practical for most small shops. The 10-805CF has a deliberately simple design for easy trouble-free maintenance and is equipped with crank handle/internal shaker for mess-free canister filter cleaning.
Retail Price: $1599.99
General International MDF Router Table Kit with Phenolic Router Plate
This 24″ x 32″ x 1 ¼” MDF router table is mounted to a sturdy tubular steel stand with mobility kit, adjustable leveling feet and easy access on/off safety switch with lock-out key. The deluxe 32″ fence has adjustable scales and 2 ¼” dust port. A standard sized 9 ¼” x 11 ¾” phenolic router plate is included.
Why It’s Hot: Featuring the heft, stability, and all of the primary features needed for serious table top routing applications, the 40-200MEP is designed to be a welcome addition for a majority of home and professional workshops.
Retail Price: $709.99
Milescraft Framing Squares are ideal in referencing measurements for many projects, such as shelf pins, parallel lines, hinges, etc. These Framing Squares come in both imperial and metric sizes. Imperial sizes available are 8″x12″ and 11″x20″. Metric sizes available are 200mmx300mm and 280mmx500mm. Incorporated into the design, are 30°, 45°, and 60° quick angle finders, for easy marking.
Why It’s Hot: Removable edge guide feature allows for easy, accurate measurement all the time. Has built in layout and marking holes for European concealed hinges. Multi use product for a great value!
Grizzly 10″ Hybrid Table Saw
This hybrid is a selective blend of the best features of the contractor-style table saw and cabinet style table saw. Like the cabinet saw, it has an enclosed cabinet with 4″ dust port, and plenty of power with its 2 HP motor. Like the contractor- style saw, it’s still light enough to move around and it’s easy on the budget.
Why It’s Hot: The G0771 saw features heavy-duty cast-iron trunnions that mount to the cabinet and an innovative quick-release blade guard and riving knife system that can be changed in seconds.
Cost: Reg. $795.
Sale $675 USD
Grizzly G1071 Oscillating Spindle Sander
This sander’s big 25″ x 25″ table makes cabinet doors and other large projects a breeze to edge sand – and the wide variety of interchangeable spindles turns custom work into “child’s” play.
Why It’s Hot: The wide variety of interchangeable spindles turns custom work into “child’s” play. The spindle sander will satisfy the needs of both the professional and serious hobbyist. The large cast iron table tilts 45° left and 15° right and Includes ten spindle sizes: 1/4″ x 5″, 3/8″ x 6″, 1/2″ x 6″, 5/8″ x 6″,
3/4″ x 9″, 1″ x 9″, 1-1/2″ x 9″, 2″ x 9″, 3″ x 9″, 4″ x 9″.
Cost: $775 USD
Forrest Ply Veneer Worker (PVW) Blade
This commercial-quality blade is designed specifically for rip and cross cutting two-sided plywood—finished or unfinished—and plywood veneers. Delivering flawless cuts without splintering or fuzz, it’s also perfect for cross cutting solid woods. The PVW blade uses the same high-precision manufacturing process as our award-winning Woodworker II. All Forrest blades are American-made and come with a 30-day, money-back guarantee.
Why It’s Hot: Veneer-covered plywoods and coated panels used on kitchen and bathroom cabinets can now be cut on a table saw versus a panel saw—quite a savings for the small shop owner! Superb engineering ensures vibration-free performance and long life.
Abranet ACE – AC Series
Abranet Ace is developed to achieve outstanding results on tougher and most demanding sanding applications.
Why It’s Hot: Because of its optimized net construction and ceramic grains, Abranet Ace offers superior cut and performance for hard wood (such as beech and oak) and fast cutting on various solid surface materials. Abranet Ace also is excellent when used on primer sanding applications, creating an optimal balance of performance and life span. Removal of dust particles eliminates loading and pilling problems, therefore the product retains its original aggressive sanding performance for far longer. Available in 3″, 5″ and 6″ and in Grit range P80-P1000
For the ultimate in portability, the Model G0790 is Grizzly’s most compact planer. Weighing in at just 65 lbs., this 12-1/2″ planer handles stock up to 4-1/2″ thick at a feed rate of 26 FPM.
Why It’s Hot: Solid construction, a powerful 2 HP motor, and a small footprint make this an excellent choice for off-site projects or small shops.
Cost: $285 USD
Grizzly G1023RLW 10″ 3 HP 240V Cabinet Left-Tilting Table Saw
The new line of “G1023R” series table saws feature a new riving knife system, serpentine-belt power transfer that runs quieter & smoother, encapsulated dust collection around the underside of the blade, and an improved quick-release blade guard.
Why It’s Hot: We’ve included a built-in router table that doubles as a table extension wing. The router table includes support legs & universal
T-track router clamping system, & the Shop Fox Classic Fence for the table saw doubles as a router table fence.
Cost: $1,375 USD
Unequaled Performance. Brushless DC Power. The MIRKA DEROS (Direct Electric Random Orbital Sander) – not only the first ever electric sanding machine with a brushless motor and no external power supply, it is also light, powerful, ultra-reliable and offers far superior performance to conventional electric and pneumatic sanders.
Why It’s Hot: Mirka DEROS has a soft start function, a built in electronic motor brake and a smooth, easy to operate lever to control motor speed. Its performance is comparable to a conventional 500W electric machine and that ensures it maintains a constant speed even under heavy load. Available in 5″ (5 mm orbit), 6″ (2.5 mm orbit) and 6″ (5.0 mm orbit).
Oneida V-1500 HEPA Dust Collector
This dust collector has a 1.5 HP U.S. made Baldor motor and generates approx. 949 CFM @ 1.8″ S.P. It is 87″ high x 47″ wide x 32.5″ deep. It comes with a 95 sq. ft. HEPA filter and included internal silencer – one of their quietest systems at 75 dBa @ 10 ft.
Why It’s Hot: Constructed from molded, static conductive, industrial resin to be lighter, more efficient and deliver higher CFM with the same strength and quality for which Oneida Air Systems has always been known. The systems are ETL certified, have HEPA filtration, are made in America and come in 2 / 3 and 5 HP models.
Rockwell 20V MaxLithium Brushless Hammer Drill
The Rockwell 20V MaxLithium Brushless Hammer Drill features two no-load drilling speed selections of 0-600 and 0-2000 rpm. In hammer mode, its blows-per-minute rate is 0-7500 and 0-24,860. The hammer drill’s maximum torque is 531 in./lbs. Its ½-in. metal chuck has 18+1 clutch positions. Includes two, 2.0 Ah MaxLithium batteries, a one-hour charger and soft carrying bag for storage.
Why It’s Hot: Rockwell’s 20V brushless motors feature 10 times the motor life and 25 percent more power than comparable, conventional brushed motors. Battery run time increases by up to 50 percent per charge versus standard brushed motors. Only available at Canadian Tire – 20 year warranty.
Accusquare Rip Fence Table Saw Accessory
Being able to cut material safely and precisely on your table saw is essential for fast and accurate woodworking.The Accusquare M-1050 premium rip fence is precision manufactured from extruded aluminum right here in Canada. Once installed, you will never need to align an Accusquare fence again.
Why It’s Hot: The M-1050 provides a rip capacity of 10″ left and 50″ right of the blade. The 2-1/2″ high fence has T-slots on the top and sides. Comes with a full 90-day satisfaction return policy, and a lifetime warranty.
Rockwell 20V Brushless Drill-Driver
Rockwell’s 20V MaxLithium Brushless Drill-Driver (RK2852K2) is compact and lightweight (3.4 lbs.). The two-speed gearbox has no-load speeds of 0-600 and 0-2000. Its maximum torque is 531 in./lbs. The ½ in. metal chuck has 18+1 clutch positions to handle a variety of drilling and driving jobs. Includes two, 2.0 Ah MaxLithium batteries, a one-hour charger, a double-ended bit and soft bag.
Why It’s Hot: Rockwell’s 20V brushless motors feature 10 times the motor life and 25 percent more power than comparable, conventional brushed motors. Battery run time increases by up to 50 percent per charge versus standard brushed motors. Only available at Canadian Tire – 20 year warranty.
Rockwell 20V MaxLithium Brushless 3-speed Impact Driver
Rockwell’s new 20V MaxLithium Brushless 3-speed Impact Driver (RK2868K2) has three speed/torque options at the push of a button. The 3-speed brushless impact driver has a ¼ in. chuck and accepts ¼ in. hex-shanked bits. The driver has speed ranges of 0-1300/2100/2900 no-load rpm and 0-1600/2900/3200 impacts per minute (ipm). Twenty year warranty and free batteries for 20 years after registering.
Why It’s Hot: Press a button to match torque and application from 530 in./lbs. for driving screws to 930 and 1550 in. lb. settings to sink 3.5 in. lag screws into hardwoods. It drives screws hard and fast in the densest materials. Only available at Canadian Tire.
Damstom BLACK Edition Panel Clamp
The D300 is a panel clamp invented and manufactured in Canada. Designed to laminate wooden pieces from 3/4″ to 4 1/2″ thick, and up to 38″ wide, the two parallel rails keep panels flat at each clamping point for perfect results. The electrostatic finish over the steel rails is durable and prevents glue from sticking.
Why It’s Hot: Flat Panels guaranteed. The D300 clamp is much lighter than conventional clamps, so panels can be moved out of the way easily. Also, you won’t need as many, since it keeps panels flat, so it speeds up the process before the glue sets.
Maximum width of panel: 38 inches
Thickness: 3/4 up to 4 1/2 inches
Material: Steel + Aluminum
Coating: Black Powder coated
Weight: 4.6 pounds
Invented and made in Canada
Steel City 55175 Combination Belt and Disc Sander
This Steel City combination 6″x48″belt and 12″ disc sander comes with a powerful 1.5 HP-120V motor. Separate cast iron work tables provide solid flat surfaces for accurate operation. Other great features include a heavy duty fully enclosed stand, a graphite cover platen and dual 4″ dust extraction ports.
Why It’s Hot: The sanding belt portion of the Steel City 55175 can be used in the vertical or horizontal position. There is an easy to use belt tension control lever for fast belt changes and the belt sanding speed is 1570 linear feet per minute. The 12″disc sanding speed is 2000rpm.
Retail price is $999.99
Triton TCMBS 2.5″ x 16″ Palm Sander
Triton’s TCMBS Palm Sander features an efficient 450W/3.5A motor that produces ample power to ensure a high rate of stock removal across a broad range of materials. Lightweight and slim in design, the TCMBS fits in the palm of your hand for on the spot convenience.
Why It’s Hot: Compact and lightweight design allows this sander to fit in the palm of your hand. The small diameter front roller allows sanding in confined areas and the flush side can be used for sanding right up to the edge of the workpiece. Ideal for touch-ups and a perfect adjustment of counter backsplash to the wall.
Suggested price: $95.99
Steel City 8″ HEAVY DUTY Slow Speed Bench Grinder model 15430
Sharpening is a problem for beginners and an art for accomplished cabinetmakers. Most bench grinders run at 3450 RPM because they are made for general grinding tasks. For delicate grinding, a slow speed is required to avoid overheating the thin edge of the tool. Steel City offers this 8″- ¾ HP – 1725RPM slow speed industrial bench grinder that is built to last.
Why It’s Hot: The Steel City 15430 is equipped with a wheel balancer mechanism that provides optimum balancing of the wheels thus reducing vibration. It also offers built-in dust extraction that includes 2 dust ports located on the rear inner side of each wheel guard.
Retail Price: $249.99
SILKY saws are designed and manufactured in Japan to the highest quality standards currently available. Whether you are a professional landscaper, gardener, camper, DIYer, or woodworker, there is bound to be a SILKY saw that will meet your needs. One of the unique features of these saws is the special high frequency heating technique that makes the teeth harder than an ordinary file, so they stay sharp about three times longer than non-hardened teeth. Distributed in Canada by Big Bear Tools.
Why It’s Hot: Laser-cut, impulse hardened blades provide exceptional performance and an incredibly long service life. Engineered from a unique alloy steel, SILKY Saws provide the ideal combination of hardness and flexibly. Rubber compound elastomer handles are comfortable to hold, reduce vibration, and offer superior grip.
Trend Swivel Door and Board Lifter
Trend’s new swiveling door and board lifter assists door hangers, plasterers and drywall contractors with the difficult task of lifting and alignment. It allows up and down and side to side movement for easy positioning of doors, panels and plasterboard. The heavy-duty metal construction features a non-marring footpad that allows hand freedom – crucial for installation contractors.
Why It’s Hot: The board lifter raises products up parallel to the ground (raises panels 2-3/8″ high) and it rotates 360°. Rated for materials up to 165 pounds, ease of use and diversity of movement makes this product indispensible to installation contractors.
Trend NEW Skeleton Hinge Jig
Manufactured from two piece aluminum extrusion, it is ideal for onsite construction fitting wooden doors in new or existing frames. The jig is suitable for 6’5″ to 6’10” internal, external or fire doors. Comes equipped with router bit, bradawls, 16mm guide bushing and a heavy duty carrying case.
Why It’s Hot: Create hinge recesses quickly and efficiently with minimum set up. With almost infinite adjustability, aperture blocks allow the setting of hinge lengths without a separate guide or excessive hardware.
For 8ft. entry doors, please view H/JIG/8FT on our website
ITEM # – H/JIG/C
Trend EASYSCRIBE Scribing Tool
Some of the features that make the EASYSCRIBE indispensible for scribing operations are: thin guide plate allows access into narrow gaps and flat base ensures object surface remains in contact. It marks narrow pencil line of 1/32″ width ensuring accuracy and the articulated arm allows the offset to be set precisely from 3/64″ to 1-9/16″ offering full flexibility. It offers a thumb wheel for fine adjustment.
Why It’s Hot: a one handed scribing tool that allows the finish contractor to fit cabinets, counter tops and doors to uneven walls, floors and door jams. Small and lightweight, the EASYSCRIBE is ideal for the contractors pouch. It is inexpensive and easy to use.
ITEM # – E/SCRIBE
Trend NEW Adjustable Mortise Lock Jig
Made of 1/2″ laminate, it is infinitely adjustable for mortise lock face-plates up to 10″ in length. It employs engraved site lines for face plate widths of 7/8″ and 1″ and mortise widths of 5/8″ and 3/4″. It is engraved on the bottom for 1-3/8″, 1-3/4″, 2″ and 2-1/8″ doors. Equipped with pair of preset width setting gauges and adjustable setting bar, long reach ½” router bit and 30mm bushing.
Why It’s Hot: The mortise lock jig employs adjustable sliding inserts that allow faceplate and mortise recesses for popular and odd sized doors to be routed quickly and efficiently.
ITEM # – LOCK/JIG/B
The Noodle from Rolair
ROLAIR’s Noodle air hose is one of the most versatile products in the company’s new pneumatic accessories line. Its flexible hybrid construction relies on a blend of rubber, polyurethane and PVC to push the operating temperature range to an impressive -40° to 150°F. The Noodle comes in 1/4 or 3/8 inch diameters and 50 or 100 foot lengths with a working pressure rating of 300 PSI. Each hose includes an industrial coupler and plug.
Why It’s Hot: No matter what nature has in store, The Noodle has you covered. With virtually no memory, it’s guaranteed to stay flexible and lay flat in the most brutal conditions.
$39.99 – $69.99 CDN
Festool ETS EC Brushless Sanders:
Air Sander Performance Without Limitations
Festool’s new 5″ and 6″ brushless ETS EC sanders feature a compact, ergonomic, low profile and low vibration design. Built for prolonged use and extended service longevity, the new ETS EC sanders achieve performance standards of air sanders without the expense or bulk of an air system. Festool’s ETS EC sander line is available in three different models: the 5″ ETS EC 125/3, which has a fine 3mm sanding stroke, the 6″ ETS EC 150/3 and the 6″ ETS EC 150/5, with sanding strokes of 3mm and a broader 5mm. These sanders are equipped with innovative features, which include Jetstream dust extraction, extraction connection signal, electronic active vibration stop, carbide-tipped sanding brakes and much more – making them the ultimate high-demand sanding tools.
Why It’s Hot: ETS EC sanders are equipped with the following innovative features:
• EC-TEC Brushless Motor: delivers a constant and powerful stream of performance.
• Compact, low profile design with an ergonomic grip: greater flexibility in all sanding tasks with less user fatigue.
• Active electronic vibration control system: prevents vibrations before they occur.
• Carbide-tipped pad brake and electronic control: smooth start-ups which prevent surface marring and near-immediate pad braking.
• Dust extraction efficiency is built into the design: Multi-Jetstream dust extraction on the
6″ ETS EC and Jetstream dust extraction on the 5″ ETS EC; seamless integration into the entire Festool sanding solutions system which includes CT dust extractors, abrasives and pads.
TS 55 REQ Track Saw
The TS 55 Plunge Cut Track Saw sets a whole new standard for portable circular saws. With its accuracy and versatility, a better comparison would be to the most advanced table saws, miter saws or panel saws available. Add in its incredible portability and unbelievable ease of use, and you have a precision-cutting solution like no other, at home in the highest-end woodworking or cabinet shop as well as an onsite remodel. With the addition of micro-adjustable depth controls and a flat housing for flush-cutting against walls or adjacent surfaces, the TS 55 REQ is Festool’s most advanced, corded plunge cut saw.
Why It’s Hot: The TS REQ is not your standard circular saw.
• When used with Festool guide rails, you can achieve perfectly straight and splinter-free cuts.
• Spring-loaded riving knife (splitter) keeps the cut kerf open so that the material does not pinch the blade. This reduces the chance of kickback.
• Blade changes are easier and safer using the FastFix system which locks switch and arbor simultaneously for easy arbor bolt removal.
Carvex PS/PSB 420 Jigsaws
Festool’s Carvex Jigsaws are available in either a barrel grip or D-handle and will shatter all of your expectations. Conquer any scribe line and curve with ease thanks to the robust blade guidance system that makes blade drift and deflection a thing of the past. Carvex jigsaws feature a revolutionary basechanging system that adapts to any application, multiplying the capabilities of your jigsaw. Perfect visibility of the cut line is enhanced by the quad-LED, stroboscopic system that penetrates through darkness and dust.
Why It’s Hot: Carvex PS/PSB 420 Jigsaws high performance motors and MMC electronics will consistently power through virtually any material.
Smooth, perpendicular curves, splinter-free cuts, and a sharply reduced need to sand cut surfaces, Carvex features include:
• Variable speed blade speed with extremely fast max 3,800 strokes per minute.
• Tool-free base and base insert platform for expanded capabilities.
• Triple blade guidance for perfectly perpendicular cuts and splinterguards for tear-free cuts.
• Stroboscopic high-intensity LEDs for high blade visibility.
• Brushless motor technology for light weight, more power and longer service life.
Dremel MM40 Multi-Max Oscillating Tool
The Dremel Multi-Max MM40 has all of the topline features you’d expect from Dremel. High performance 3.8 Amp motor with Quick-Boost for constant speed, Quick Lock for tool-less and secure accessory changes and the innovative Quick Hold magnetic accessory interface holds the accessory in place for quick and easy changes. Extrawide 3.2-degree angle of oscillation improves the speed of cut.
Why It’s Hot: The Dremel Multi-Max MM40 features a newer, more powerful motor. This high performing tool for tough applications includes the Quick system with the magnetic flange for ease of accessory changes, constant speed throughout tough applications/materials.
Dremel VersaFlame Butane Torch
The Dremel VersaFlame is a small butane torch designed to make your work around the house and jobsite easier. The VersaFlame comes with a 9-piece kit that gives you the power to tackle many applications. The tool’s precision flame allows for detailed household work. Simply switch tips and use our butane micro torch for wood burning, soldering and more.
Why It’s Hot: The Dremel VersaFlame makes household projects easy such as removing paint, wood burning, soldering and even finishing that Holiday Crème Brûlée. Its detachable base allows for hands-free operation and offers flame control and variable temperature.
RotoZip Dust Vault
The Dust Vault attachment from Rotozip reduces 90% of dust and debris without using a shop vacuum. The lightweight canister quickly and easily attaches to RotoZip Spiral Saws, maintaining visibility while cutting. This attachment is ideal for jobs in finished spaces that makes clean-up easy saving you time and money. The dust collects without the use of a separate vacuum.
Why It’s Hot: RotoZips Dust Vault attachment reduces 90% of debris without using a shop vacuum. The lightweight canister easily attaches to RotoZip Spiral Saws, using up to 30,000 RPM’s to create it’s own vacuum while maintaining cutting visibility.
Dremel Vacuum Powered Rotary Tool
For the first time ever, you can transform your wet/dry vacuum into a versatile turbine-powered rotary tool. The suction of the vacuum powers the tool and cleans debris at the same time. The VRT1 is ideal for keeping the workplace clean and minimizing dust. It’s designed for small and dusty projects in drywall, wood, glass, ceramic, Styrofoam and much more.
Why It’s Hot: The Dremel VRT1 can transform your shop vacuum into a versatile turbine powered rotary tool. The suction of the vacuum powers and cleans debris at the same time. Perfect for small and dusty projects.
Rikon 17″ Variable Speed Drill Press
The Rikon 30-236 hosts a powerful 1-1/2 HP TEFC motor with a 550 to 2,300 RPM speed range, adjustable on the fly. Features include a 17″ swing, a full 6″ quill stroke, and a generous 14″ square table that tilts 45-degrees and rotates 360-degrees. Additionally, the head rotates 360-degrees, making it easy to drill into extra long stock.
Why It’s Hot: This hefty fellow, weighing in at almost 190 pounds, provides vibration free drilling. You’ll love the quick-release button, which provides quick and easy depth adjustment, while a 5-year warranty is like icing on the cake.